FROM THE VAULT: Everything Happens For A Reason

sufferingAs I’m always welcoming new people to the blog I sometimes like to revisit an old post or two that sparked a good conversation, but may have been missed by those who weren’t around when it was originally posted. In light of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon yesterday and the inevitable search for why such madness occurs, I thought this post would...
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Homeless Jesus Has No Home

Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." - Matthew 8:20
In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus described himself as homeless. But apparently a couple of Roman Catholic churches in Toronto missed that verse. According to their administration 'Homeless Jesus' is just too controversial. That sounds about right. jesus_statue.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo

Sculpture of Jesus the Homeless Rejected by Two Prominent Churches

By Leslie...
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Pat Robertson & Apocalyptic Idolatry

Pat Robertson has said some completely bizarre and outright awful things in recent years. Those comments using get their brief moment in the sun before quickly withering on the vine as Robertson's influence, fortunately, seems to have seriously waned. So, what bothers me about his most recent ridiculous comments is not that I fear he will change hearts and mind, but that his words are echoing what many evangelical Christians already believe even if they never pay...
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Would You Watch A Christian Dating Show?

I have a confession to make. When I was in college I, along with my roommates, watched an obscene amount of dating shows. By "obscene" I mean all of them all the time. Blind Date, Fifth Wheel, Elimidate - you name it we watched it. Not so much because we loved dating shows, but because we didn't have cable and they were a train wreck we just couldn't look away from. While my standards were pretty low back...
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Jesus In Outer Space

Have you ever got sucked down an internet rabbit hole? Sure, you have. We all have. It starts with a YouTube video or maybe a Wikipedia article, then another one and another one and another and before you know it hours have flown by because you've been sucked down an internet rabbit hole you just couldn't find your way out of. Well, that happened with me this morning, except my rabbit hole wasn't Wikipedia or YouTube. It was pictures...
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FROM THE VAULT: The Problem With Questions

hot questionAs I’m always welcoming new people to the blog I sometimes like to revisit an old post or two that sparked a good conversation, but may have been missed by those who weren’t around when it was originally posted. This post originally appeared in September 2012 and addresses an issue that for many churches is, tragically, nothing short of sin - having doubts and...
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Militant Humility

164815601_custom-2d01cd53d9ff27ecf562ae9ea5e0532c0c42621e-s6-c10 There's been a rather strange thing going throughout the church recently. Protestants have come out in droves to express there admiration and even love for a pope. Now, if you know anything about church history, you know this sort of thing just isn't supposed to happen. After all, the rejection of papal authority was a central issue for Martin Luther and his fellow reformers. And it...
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When Easter Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

I don't think I've ever posted 3 things in one day, but I just say this video and had to share it immediately. It's a great example of why pyrotechnics and church plays don't mix. The only question is what is funnier - the flaming tomb or the fact that the singer just keeps on going like nothing's happening?

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Originally found here.